Week 47 : Gratitude

This past week was all about being thankful. Getting together with family and really digging in on how blessed we all are. Thinking about how much my life has changed for the better and how many blessings I have, I was just overcome. I am not an overly emotional person but man I had some tears in my eyes.

Then the gratitude from everyone in this group and all your beautiful submissions - my heart was so full.

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Russell G. Adcox  Week 47:52: Gratitude  I'm thankful for so much today. I could post photos of my beautiful, healthy family; the wonderful meal we shared; our comfortable house; the beautiful weather outside; or a hundred other things. But what is on my heart today is how thankful I am for this simple glass of water. Clean, cool, drinkable water. I got it, already chilled, by pushing the glass against a lever in the door of my icebox. I could drink it all and fill it 10 more times; 50 more times; 100 more times. I counted today, and inside our house are 10 separate sources that, with the turn of a handle or push of a lever, start to pour freely with clean, drinkable water and it will just keep gushing out until I turn it off. On the outside of our house are 3 more faucets, each which will do the same. We use the drinkable water that comes from the outside faucets to pour back into the ground so our grass will grow or to keep our cars clean. I can get in one of those cars and drive 5 minutes up the road to a grocery store. In that grocery store, there are water fountains and bathroom faucets that will give me all the free drinking water my stomach can stand. On the shelves in that grocery store are hundreds and hundreds of bottles I can buy, for a mere handful of dollars: flat water; sparkling water; vitamin water; flavored water; little bottles, big bottles, and giant plastic jugs, all filled with clean, drinkable water.   According to the World Health Organization, there are around 2 billion people in the world who don't have regular access to clean drinking water. 2 billion. TWO BILLION.   Thank you, God, for this glass of cool, clean water.

Russell G. Adcox

Week 47:52: Gratitude
I'm thankful for so much today. I could post photos of my beautiful, healthy family; the wonderful meal we shared; our comfortable house; the beautiful weather outside; or a hundred other things. But what is on my heart today is how thankful I am for this simple glass of water. Clean, cool, drinkable water. I got it, already chilled, by pushing the glass against a lever in the door of my icebox. I could drink it all and fill it 10 more times; 50 more times; 100 more times. I counted today, and inside our house are 10 separate sources that, with the turn of a handle or push of a lever, start to pour freely with clean, drinkable water and it will just keep gushing out until I turn it off. On the outside of our house are 3 more faucets, each which will do the same. We use the drinkable water that comes from the outside faucets to pour back into the ground so our grass will grow or to keep our cars clean. I can get in one of those cars and drive 5 minutes up the road to a grocery store. In that grocery store, there are water fountains and bathroom faucets that will give me all the free drinking water my stomach can stand. On the shelves in that grocery store are hundreds and hundreds of bottles I can buy, for a mere handful of dollars: flat water; sparkling water; vitamin water; flavored water; little bottles, big bottles, and giant plastic jugs, all filled with clean, drinkable water.

According to the World Health Organization, there are around 2 billion people in the world who don't have regular access to clean drinking water. 2 billion. TWO BILLION.

Thank you, God, for this glass of cool, clean water.

Thank you Russell for reminding us even the little things we normally take for granted every day are truly something to be eternally grateful for.

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